Herman M. Blumenschein Herman M. Blumenschein, age 93, of Marysville died Monday, January 30, 2012, at his home. A lifelong Darby Township resident, he was a retired dairy farmer and lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Herman served his country in the US Army during World War II attaining the rank of corporal and was a former POW with captivity lasting from September 30, 1944 to May 5, 1945. He was a Purple Heart recipient and also received the Bronze Star Presidential Unit Citation and Glider Badge. He was a member of American Legion Post #79, VFW Post #3320, and 40 et 8 and proudly served with the Union County Honor Guard. He was dearly loved by his family. Herman was born December 12, 1918, in Marysville to the late Lewis & Margaret Nicol Blumenschein. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Otto, Harry, Alfred, Roy, and William, two sisters, Frieda & Christine Blumenschein, and sisters-in-law, Martha Blumenschein, Ruth Blumenschein, Clara Blumenschein, Martha Blumenschein, & Gertrude Stierhoff Blumenschein. Survivors include three nieces, Sandy Leis, Kenton; and Barbara (Michael) DeYoung and Margaret (Kevin) Retman, each of Wyoming, MI; three nephews, Dennis (Mary Lou) Blumenschein, Marysville; Jerry (Lea) Blumenschein, Arizona; and William (Rosemary) Blumenschein, Plain City; Grand-nieces and grand-nephews, Andrew (Katie) Blumenschein, Daniel (Aimee) Blumenschein, Spencer DeYoung, Ben, Charles, Josh, Amanda, and Kaitlin Retman; great-grand-nieces-and-nephews, Olivia, Adam, Grace, Alex, and Evan Blumenschein, and Jacob Retman; and his church family. Services will be held Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church. Reverend John Fair will officiate and burial with full military honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will take place at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Mannasmith Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Dennis Blumenschein, Andy Blumenschein, Dan Blumenschein, Brian Rausch, Mark Rausch, and Dudley Blumenschein. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Veterans Memorial, Loving Care Hospice, or St. John's Lutheran Church Carillion Fund. Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.